NEW oLN CROSSWORD Number 7

09 August, 2007

ACROSS:

1 Cash for occasional expenses (6-5); 7 Small piece of workable land; 8 Flightless sea bird; 9 Knot or fasten 10 Church steeple; 11 Sahara or Kalahari; 13 Delves for information; 16 Pointed

or keen edged; 18 Snake-like fish; 19 Dried grapes;

20 Confidential assistant; 21 Sign of the zodiac

DOWN:

1 Royal residence; 2 Cows and bulls; 3 Experienced specialist;

4 Sign of subtraction; 5 Feed and nurture; 6 Inhabitants of the United States; 11 Longs for; 12 Drenched; 13 Spanish carnival

or saint's day; 14 Highly-seasoned Italian sausage; 15 Old

Testament book; 17 Dot




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Lifting the spirits

I were to sum up alcohol sales over Christmas 2017 in one word, it would be “gin”. At Nielsen, we define the Christmas period as the 12 weeks to December 30 and in that time gin sales were £199.4 million, which means they increased by £55.4 million compared with Christmas 2016. There’s no sign the bubble is about to burst either. Growth at Christmas 2016 was £22.4 million, so gin has increased its value growth nearly two-and-a-half times in a year. The spirit added more value to
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